Ford Torture Tests the F-150 Hybrid

Ford Torture Tests the F-150 Hybrid | Shults Ford South

When the F-150 hybrid arrives later this year, you can rest assured that it will be every bit as tough as the non-hybrid versions of this truck. That’s because Ford has torture-tested the 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid powertrain as rigorously as it has the rest of the F-150 lineup. “Just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean we treated PowerBoost™ with kid gloves,” said Craig Schmatz, F-150 chief engineer.

For starters, the hybrid F-150 successfully passed testing at the manufacturer’s Michigan proving grounds. Per The Drive’s Caleb Jacobs, it experienced 10 years’ worth of abuse during the few months of torture that Ford put it through. But speed bumps, potholes, and payload challenges were no match for the hybrid F-150.

In New York, the hybrid F-150 demonstrated its ability to conquer real-world driving conditions. A simulation rig put the truck through a series of shakes, tumbles, and vibrations to predict how it would handle these challenges during its lifespan. Needless to say, the hybrid F-150 emerged from these tests as durable as ever.  

Ford then sent the hybrid F-150 to the Davis Dam in the Mojave Desert, where it traversed an 11.4-mile route in grueling heat. It conquered more than 3,500 feet in elevation changes and made towing 12,700 pounds look easy. These tests also proved the quality of the model’s cooling and hybrid transmission systems, as well as towing technology.

Experience the 2021 F-150 hybrid version when it arrives later this year. In the meantime, stop by Shults Ford South to test-drive the current F-150 models we have in our inventory.

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Shults Ford is the home of the Shults Ford Best Price Guarantee.* We encourage you to try any other Ford dealer in Western Pennsylvania and see if they’ll offer you a better price. We’re so confident that you’ll get the better price here that we’ll pay you $500 in cold-hard cash for any price we can’t beat. That’s because Shults Ford thrives on the ethos of Fair and Consistent Pricing, not to mention a hassle-free shopping experience catered toward making you feel comfortable.

Shults is owned by Richard Bazzy, who has been in the business of selling cars and putting smiles on faces for over 30 years. What’s more our management team offers over 100 years of combined experience, so you know that you’re in the right hands when you come to Shults Ford South for a new vehicle.

And because we’re so proud of our city of Pittsburgh, we love to give back any way we can. Some of our community initiatives include backpack drives for local schools and turkey giveaways that help folks in need around the holidays. If you have an idea for how we can give back to our community, we encourage you to knock on our door and give us your insight.

We love serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities, and we look forward to doing it right here at the new Shults Ford South showroom. Hope to see you soon!

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